Wednesday, 13 June 2012


On my desk this week...

some lovely ribbon from the lovely Ali
It's the beginnings of a necklace, I think, a choker style, I think, but we'll see what it turns out to be...

I thought I'd share the ATC's from the WOYWW anniversary swap...

Huge thank yous to the ladies who swapped with me.

This one is from Sandee

and a lovely card...

This one is from Helen

This little dumfling is from Jo

This one is from Janet

And finally one from Kate

It was so lovely to come back from my holiday and have a little pile of ATC's to open and admire!  Thank you ladies and thank you to Julia for the whole desk hopping madness that is WOYWW!


  1. Laura your desk looks so inviting with all those lovely beads lined up ready to play. Love the way you have put the "thank you" ribbon in the photos of the ATCs you received - cool. Thanks for stopping by BJ#8

  2. It's always lovely to come home after a holiday, no matter how good it was, and even better when you have some beautiful ATCs waiting for you. Bet the first thing you did when you came in was open the post - it's what I do.
    Ann B

  3. Fab ATCs. Hope we get to see what the ribbon turns into as well!
    Helen S #23

  4. Liking the necklace. I more or less gave up on that sort of thing when the kids were small and grabbed at anything - just little stud earings for me and they are 15 and 19! Maybe one day I'll go back to it, but I doubt it. :)

    Love the ATCs too - what a bounty this week!

    Mary anne (5)

  5. Hi Laura I am intrigued to see your finished necklace. Loving the ATC's too. Have a great Wednesday and thanks for popping by my place. Hugs Erika. #41

  6. Some great atcs lvely to get aren't they! Hugs trace x

  7. will be loVely to the finished piece, lots of red & black, it's gonna be gorgeous as are the bunch of loVely ATC's you've recieved, all gorgeous...thanks for dropping by me...Mel :)

  8. it is a fun thing to do - swap art, and for such a very good cause ( three years of world wide unfettered desk snooping) thanks for dropping by my desk earliers,

    dxxx 79

  9. Those colours on your desk for the necklace are lovely. Great ATC's - some clever people it there.
    Famfa 108

  10. Hi Laura - great ATCs and your desk looks all set for an operation :) I see you've got a sticky ended picker upper thingy. I have one and despite carefully washing it it's not too good at picking up stuff. Am I doing something wrong? Happy WOYWW! Di xx

  11. Oooo! Fun stuff! Love the ATC's you got!

  12. Thanks for popping by my blog. We are so lucky to be among these amazing talented people who are so generous with all there wonderful work. You have some wonderful ATC's there. Sandy :)

  13. What fun - I love seeing other people's beaded projects! You received some amazing swaps - wow!!

  14. Very neat desk and FAB ATCs. It was a lot of fun, and I'm still going!

    Happy WOYWW

    Hugs, Sarn #4

  15. I love necklaces, MMMM, You will need to let us see the finished article next week. Hugs Rita 33 xxxx

  16. A lovely collection - I have some quite similar!!! x Jo

  17. That choker is going to be rather sexy given the range of colours you have ready!! It looks amazing.... I LOVE glittery beads, ooooh yes, and this is the reason why I can't allow myself to get into beadwork, I'd just want to riffle my fingers through them and never use any!!!
    Hugs, LLJ ~1 xx

  18. oh my! what an atc stash - you have some beauties there!
    and you desk looks so organized and ready for action!
    thanks for stopping by :)
    have a lovely week!

  19. bet you couldnt wait to get started on that necklace,you have received some gorgeous atcs
    thanks for visiting me
    have a fab crafty week
    kay #25

  20. Hi Laura thanks for dropping by to see the doodly birds. You've got some great cards
    I keep seeing the word dumfling what is it ?
    Lynn x x
    Ps having a good time in the lake district

  21. Great looking ATC'S. Looking forward to seeing the finished necklace. Vickie 42

  22. You've had some wonderful atc's , happy crafting jill #62

  23. Wow, that looks like a desk ready for some serious crafting to be done!

    Looking forward to seeing the necklace when it's finished.

    Thanks for popping by my desk this week
    Hugs Emily#52

  24. You look very organized for your next project -- lots of lovely beads and ribbon. What fun ATCs you received! Happy WOYWW from Laura #109 (Thanks for already popping over to my blog!)

  25. Fab atc's and a great necklace you are making.
    Hugs, Neet #59

  26. That necklace looks too fiddly for me. Good luck. Kate x

  27. Your very welcome Laura - thank you for swapping. Love the arty bead photo. Don't forget to show us the finished article. Thanks for dropping by to see me. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 14

  28. You really did get some fabulous ATC's, just gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you do with the beads.
    I had a look at the bird pencil site that you sent me. How crazy is that, special pencils for parrots. I will have to see if they sell them here in Australia, they might keep him away from mine for a little while.
    Have a great week.
    Von #83.

  29. Wow! your received some lovely ATC's! like the looks of your project in progress, great colour scheme. x April #80

  30. a great post - the necklace looks fun to create and those atcs are all beauties! Thanks for calling by… Sarah.

  31. Madness indeed. Offset by the calm and ordered way you're working....I love that you can sit down to something so complicated without having decided where it's going...skill.

  32. A very clean and organized desk this week, but I love that. Mine looks like that mostly (not this week) Hope to see how your necklace is gonna be. And all these ATC's it must be a big surprise to find all these after your holiday. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a crafty week. Bye, Franka

  33. it was fun wasn't it cannot wait to see what Julia thinks up for next year
    happy belated woyww
    janet 34

  34. I love your necklace idea! and such wonderful ATC's and cards you got too!!
    Happy WOYWfriday?
    xxDaniella #117

  35. Hi there Laura - some lovely things there! Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #76

  36. sorry if been here already... am not sure if been here and said how nice the atc's were, such lovely fun. Shaz in oz.x

  37. Love the ribbon and yes I can see a choker out of that! Great ATC's sad I missed the swap but hope there will be another one day!
    Angie #113

  38. Lovely things laid out on your desk, I could just sit down and play.
    Lovely ATC's you received!
    Happy very belated WOYWW

  39. Lovely to see the necklace as a work in progress, Laura, and hope you'll photograph the finished result for us!

    I'm delighted that you want to swap ATCs with me - I'll email you my addy.

    Sorry to be so long responding but I've been having problems with my comments awaiting moderation not being visible - it turns out it's a Blogger/Firefox problem since the latest Firefox upgrade, so I'm temporarily using IE till they sort it out - hopefully soon!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #15

  40. So intrigued by your necklace and what it will turn out like, thanks for sharing the beginning of it. Great ATC's and yes something nice to come home too.

    Have a great crafting week
    Eliza #65

    Please use this link when replying or the stamping Ground blog link.

  41. Ohhh they are all such lovely ATC's. Isn't it wonderful have a little collection of art from all over the world?
    Sandra @85

  42. Oooh, nice colours, red & black! Don't show my step-daughter - she'd be adding skulls and what-not before you knew it!

    Yhanks for stopping by!



Thank you for taking the time to comment.
I love to read your messages...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...